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Exterior view of the UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios building

UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios

Housed in a 48,000 square foot newly renovated campus, the UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios blends private and shared spaces to support a diverse range of creative practices. Studios, exhibition, social, and work spaces provide for the emerging needs of the graduate student community.


Studio space

Private studios are clustered throughout the 48,000 square foot campus, providing individual workspace for all graduate students.

Student and faculty talking in a studio

The Alice and Nahum Lainer Family Gallery, Center Bay Gallery, and Shoot Room

5,000 square feet of common use exhibition spaces provides room to produce and present work that expands beyond the limitations of individual studios.

Paintings and sculpture installed in the Center Bay Gallery

Digital Lab

A computer lab houses large format scanners and printers along with 12 workstations for photo and video editing as well as 3d work.

Computers, printers, and other equipment in the digital lab

Sculpture Yard and Wood Shop

Expansive 5,500 square feet labs provide tools and ample workspace for wood, metal, and digital fabrication such as laser cutting, CNC router and plasma cutting, 3d scanning and printing.

Woodshop with power tools and supplies

Ceramics Lab and Ceramic Yard

3500 square foot fully equipped ceramic lab with large gas and electric kilns.

Ceramics yard, equipment, and kilns


Cameras, projectors, and production equipment are available for checkout.

Cameras and shelves in the equipment room


The Graduate Visiting Artist Lecture Series takes place at the studios as well as Open Studios, a public event which allows students to present their work to the larger Los Angeles audience.

Exhibitions and events schedule

People talk in the hallway during an event

UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios

3600 Hayden Ave.
Culver City, CA 90232

Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios - Manager
Ed Beller
T: (310) 753-0623

Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios - Shop Supervisor
Nicholas Gaby
T: (310) 569-8591

All M.F.A. students are offered the use of individual studios off-campus in the UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios, located in Culver City. In addition to individual studio spaces, the studio building houses photography, sculpture, ceramics, and computer labs, as well as open spaces for exhibitions, lectures, and group critiques. Although the Department of Art does not offer graduate level courses in the summer, the graduate studios are open year-round.

The studios are generally closed to the public (including prospective students) except by appointment and during Open Studios which are held at the end of the fall and winter quarters.